Six Chicago Theatre Companies to Offer HOLIDAY THEATRE PASSPORT

Six Chicago Theatre Companies to Offer HOLIDAY THEATRE PASSPORT
About Face Theatre's WE THREE LIZAS.

Six diverse theatre companies are joining forces to offer the Holiday Theatre Passport, a unique and festive incentive for Chicago theatergoers to explore the city's many alternative holiday theatre offerings. Guests who attend four different productions will receive a free ticket from each theatre to one of their 2014 productions. Guests who attend all six productions will be entered into a drawing for one of five season subscriptions, consisting of memberships or ticket packages to the participating theatres. The Passport also includes discounts to select productions.

Holiday Theatre Passport participants include About Face Theatre's WE THREE LIZAS, eta Creative Arts Foundation, Inc.'s IF SCROOGE WAS A BROTHER, Hell in a Handbag Productions' CHRISTMAS DEAREST, The House Theatre of Chicago's THE NUTCRACKER, Logan Center for the Performing Arts' HARAMBEE PRE-KWANZAA FESTIVAL and Commedia Beauregard's A KLINGON CHRISTMAS CAROL.

How It Works:

Pick up a Holiday Theatre Passport at any participating theatre. Collect ticket stubs and attach them to the passport (some theatres will attach a stamp or sticker). Mail the completed Passport with your name, address, phone number and email address to: eta Creative Arts Foundation, 7558 S. South Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60619. For information on the Holiday Theatre Passport, visit www.aboutfacetheatre.com.

The Holiday Theater Passport line-up includes:

About Face Theatre's ALL NEW

WE THREE LIZAS

November 27, 2013 - January 5, 2014

Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago

Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 3 pm & 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3 pm

Tickets: www.stage773.com or (773) 327-5252

Liza's back and she's better than ever! Box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a block. Once, Conrad and his purple box ignited an entire movement in art and design, but now he finds himself alone, forgotten and teetering on ruin. The holidays bring three magical figures to his door - a trio of Liza Minnellis to escort him on a fabulous journey through what-was, what-could-be and what-the-f*?!, redeeming his lost promise and re-inventing a brand-new Conrad Ticklebottom. It's a quirky holiday musical tale of hope, transformation... and the power of Liza!

eta Creative Arts Foundation, Inc.

IF SCROOGE WAS A BROTHER

October 31, 2013 - December 29, 2013

7558 S. South Chicago Ave., Chicago

Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays at 3 pm

Tickets: www.etacreativearts.org or (773) 752-3955

It's all about Scrooge in this hilarious and heartwarming reconstruction of the classic Christmas ghost tale. Spirited jokes and holiday music chronicle a journey from self-hatred to love as Scrooge faces his past, present and future and learns the wealth of family in this Chicago premiere.

Hell in a Handbag Productions

CHRISTMAS DEAREST

November 29, 2013 - December 29, 2013

Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St., Chicago

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3:30 pm; no performance December 8

Tickets: www.handbagproductions.org or (800) 838-3006

CHRISTMAS DEAREST is David Cerda's world premiere musical reimagining of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol with the legendary Miss Joan Crawford (Cerda) as the most glamorous Scrooge of all time. Join us as Joan visits her shady past, appalling present and eye-popping future. In keeping with their reputation as Chicago's best camp and parody theater company, expect belly laughs, political incorrectness, lots of drag and even more shocking... heart!

The House Theatre of Chicago

THE NUTCRACKER

November 8, 2013 - December 29, 2013

Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago

Thursday & Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 3 pm & 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3 pm and 7 pm

Tickets: www.thehousetheatre.com or (773) 769-3832

The House's original holiday play returns for another magical season! Celebrate Clara's journey to move on from grief and rescue Christmas. With the help of a magical nutcracker, this brave little girl will fight the Rat King and save her family! This modern holiday production weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original songs and spellbinding spectacle to tell a heartwarming, darkly moving story of magic and hope - a fun outing fit for the whole family.

Logan Center for the Performing Arts

HARAMBEE PRE-KWANZAA FESTIVAL

Thursday, December 5 at 10 am and 12:30 pm

915 E. 60th St., Chicago
Tickets: (773) 357-6154 or uhuru@theblackmall.com

The HARAMBEE PRE-KWANZAA FESTIVAL is an exciting multimedia musical, featuring Kwame Steve Cobb and Chavunduka performing songs from their highly acclaimed recording, Seven Principles, the first complete contemporary collection of songs for Kwanzaa. The Festival brings the African spirit of Kwanzaa to life with music, African dance and drumming, motion graphics, video and a mini-drama, wrapped in a colorful and polished stage production.

Commedia Beauregard

A KLINGON CHRISTMAS CAROL

November 30, 2013 - December 29, 2013

Raven Theatre, West Stage, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago

Thursday, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays at 3 pm

Tickets: www.cbtheatre.org or (773) 338-2177

Scrooge has no honor, nor any courage. Can three ghosts help him to become the true warrior he ought to be in time to save Tiny Tim from a horrible fate? Performed in the Original Klingon with English supertitles and narrative analysis from The Vulcan Institute of Cultural Anthropology. The Dickens classic tale of ghosts and redemption adapted to reflect the Warrior Code of Honor and then translated into tlhIngan Hol (That's the Klingon Language).

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